Saying “It’s a Lifestyle Change” Might Hurt More than Help

So, You Are Ready to Switch to a Healthy Lifestyle Or at least a healthier lifestyle. That’s wonderful! But I recommend considering if “lifestyle change” is what you want to call it. In my time working at Green Mountain and making many positive changes in my life, there is one thing I have discovered. I […]

Around the Web: Five Stories to Read this Week

Women, Weight and Wellness on the Web this Week Has anyone ever commented about how great you look if you’ve lost weight? How did it make you feel? Beauty Redefined explains why “You Look So Skinny” can do more harm than good. “We don’t have many choices in your size.” A dietitian goes clothes shopping […]

The Top 35 Healthy Weight Blogs

Changing the Conversation To celebrate Healthy Weight Week, we have searched the Internet high and low for the best of the best “healthy weight” blogs that are changing the conversation from weight to health and we’re proud to present the top 35. From registered dietitians to former dieters to those who are still finding their […]

It Happened This Week – Baby Spanx, Healthy Vermont, Food Allergy Awareness

A friend of our blog, FitBottomedGirl, wrote this week about babies on diets, baby Spanx, and disordered eating in children, which is sadly on the rise.  But she offers better ideas to develop a healthy relationship with food for your children, too. Speaking of kids, the "Pink Stinks" campaign for greater gender equality in children's toys […]

Ordering From Life’s Menu

Last week, my sister and I stopped at an adorable roadside stand in Connecticut called Harry’s Place. I’d driven past it a few times and always thought it deserved a stop. Looking at the menu, I could see that burgers were their claim to fame — fresh and dripping with juice just like mom used […]

Diet Talk: How Words Can Work Against Us

MSNBC ran an article last week titled “Blow your diet? Blame your brain.”  It raised my hackles for a number of reasons. If you aren’t on a diet, you can’t blow it. It once again blames the victim.  Or, in this case, her brain. The lead-up to the discussion of the studies it reviewed talked […]

Resolutions for a Healthy New Year

If you know us at Green Mountain, you know we’re not into the usual New Year’s Resolutions. They just too full of the old way of looking at healthy living, healthy eating, healthy weights, taking care of ourselves. Actually, the old way is not about those things really at all; it’s more about diets. Consider […]